Temporary Stories (2014 - Blog #70)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
"Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Let them come, and then let them go. No feeling is your permanent reality, no matter how intense it is." Author Unknown
Last week I heard one of my colleagues remind us that feelings are said to only last for about 90 seconds. The rest of the experience is the story we hang onto for years and years and years.
I am not an emotional eater, at least that is what I have told myself. But the fact is that I do eat for the pleasure of company, for the obligation of fitting in and for the inattention of boredom. Pleasure, loneliness, boredom and belonging are feelings. And until this year when i stop to think about what I was eating did I come to realize that about me.
So what is the story of my emotions related to eating? Can I clarify that for myself? What I expressive it to myself?
The quote above is wisdom in action. We do have to remember that the story we tell ourselves about people is crucial.
How much of your world is reliving the feelings over and over?
Quote of the day
MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Mixing it up :) Spring is arriving!